Dietrich Bonhoeffer House
After the fall of the Wall in November 1989, the situation in East Germany became even more instable. The ruling Socialist Unity Party and its allied parties and mass organisations did not give up their power voluntarily. The result was a rise in demonstrations and strikes around the country. The opposition forced the state party into negotiations, initiating the Central Round Table, which brought together representatives of the government and the illegal opposition. The most important task they set themselves was preparing for free and democratic elections.